​I-85 Southbound Ramp & University City Boulevard 

A new traffic signal has been approved by the North Carolina Department of Transportation for installation at the intersection of the I-85 Southbound Ramp & University City Boulevard.  The signal is being installed to accommodate existing traffic and to better manage the flow of traffic along University City Boulevard.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be a left turn arrow?

No, the ramp configuration means that there are no left turn off of University City Boulevard. 

Will there be any crosswalks and pedestrian signals? 

No, there is no sidewalk in this area. 

Where is the money for the signal coming from? 

CATS is funding this installation in conjunction with building the Park and Ride parking deck for the Blue Line Extension (BLE) light rail project.

Will any additional road construction take place before the signal is installed? 


When will the signal be operational? 

This signal is scheduled to be complete in spring 2018.